In Međimurje, as well as in other parts of Croatia, simple daily meals differed from those that were on the table for special occasions. The housewives of Međimurje knew how to make a cake from various ingredients in a simple way, which was a real treat for the whole family. Međimurska bidra is a traditional cake named after the clay pot of in which it was baked. The traditional bidra pot was made of reddish clay. It was round in shape, with wavy edges. It was usually coated on the inside with a colorless glaze, with or without decorations on the bottom. The housewives made this cake from traditional ingredients and filled it with fillings typical of the Međimurje region: walnuts, poppy seeds or cheese. Depending on the special occasion, and the financial capabilities of the household, the bidra was filled with one, two or even three fillings.